Fairmeadows Elementary School



Fairmeadows Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Fairmeadows Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 77
1 77
2 78
3 77
4 78
5 84
6 75
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Fairmeadows Elementary School is a public elementary school located in West Des Moines, IA in the West Des Moines Community School District. It enrolls 546 students in grades 1st through 12th. Fairmeadows Elementary School is the 70th largest public school in Iowa and the 17,410th largest nationally. It has 16.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 546
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 32.74
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 17,410th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 70th out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 616th out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 119th out of 723

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Fairmeadows Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 298
(55%)
2,505
(51%)
 Female 248
(45%)
2,389
(49%)

Fairmeadows Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 440
(81%)
3,409
(70%)
 Hispanic 50
(9%)
644
(13%)
 Two or More 21
(4%)
200
(4%)
 Black 18
(3%)
325
(7%)
 Asian 15
(3%)
299
(6%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
11
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
6
(0%)

Fairmeadows Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 381
(70%)
3,225
(66%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 121
(22%)
1,367
(28%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 44
(8%)
302
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, Fairmeadows Elementary School is ranked 216th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Fairmeadows Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (30.2%) is lower than the state average of 43.8%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Fairmeadows Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 470
2006 485
2007 480
2008 499
2009 515
2010 520
2011 535
2012 546

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.7
2006 16.7
2007 15.4
2008 15.2
2009 16
2010 16.9
2011 16
2012 16.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.16595744680851
2006 0.22680412371134
2007 0.21875
2008 0.19639278557114
2009 0.25436893203883
2010 0.25
2011 0.27663551401869
2012 0.3021978021978

Compare Fairmeadows Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,403.5% 14.0:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,670.0% 16.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 30.2%
 
State Average 43.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Public KG - 06 546 16.7:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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